Lack Of Access To Childcare Remains A Key Obstacle For CUNY’s Student Parents

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, the Committees on Women & Gender Equity and Higher Education, chaired by uptown Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Inez Barron respectively. Continue Reading →


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Corey Johnson Elected As New City Council Speaker, Replaces Harlem’s Mark-Viverito

NY News Day reports that Corey Johnson was elected speaker of the City Council Wednesday. Continue Reading →


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Harlem’s Dickens And Other Electeds Introduce “Right To Record Act”

Right to Record Act recroppedOn July 14, Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, Deputy Leader, and Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Chair of the Committee on Contracts, held a press conference to announce the introduction of the “Right to Record Act”. Continue Reading →


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Keith Wright Supports Inez Dickens To Get Her City Council Seat

wright-inez-1NY Post reports that Harlem heavyweights Keith Wright and Inez Dickens are taking steps to swap seats after Wright’s narrow loss in a congres­sional primary last month. Continue Reading →


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City Council Land Use Committee Approves Deadlines For Landmarking

city-council-hearing MIHYesterday, the City Council’s Land Use Committee voted through a contentious bill that would impose deadlines on the Landmarks Preservation Commission and its process of designating historic properties. Continue Reading →


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Council Passes Bill To Charge Shoppers From Harlem To Hollis 5 Cents For Plastic Bags

plastic bagsCrains New York reports that the City Council voted 28-20 Thursday to compel stores to charge 5 cents for plastic and paper bags, with some exceptions. Continue Reading →


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Zoning For Affordable Housing Ok’d NY City Council

city-council-hearing MIHSeveral protesters glued their hands together and chanted loudly in opposition to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s two big zoning policies yesterday at City Hall, but the City Council still passed the two affordable housing proposals, Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) and Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA), with little opposition. Continue Reading →


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